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a blank check to us because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> consistently show that a majority of americans support the president's position on tax es. >> did the shooting as the chicago at 500 homicides for the year. >> so far no comment yet. chicago police have been working hard to prevent it. the 500 happened last night. the shooting death on the west side. 40 year-old nathaniel jackson was pronounced dead just after midnight. three hours after he was shot in the head. his death pushed chicago homicide rate to 500. today that is the talk of the town. >> it is crazy. i think these people are going out of their mind. the need to do something about >> this is only the second time this decade that the homicide rate has hit 500. there were 512 in 2008. the number dropped in recent years. earlier this you're the police superintendent shook up the department to target high crime areas. some feel that is having an effect. >> mccarthy noted recently that overall crime is down by 12 percent. the milestone murder number of 500 as many wary about chicagos national
a total of seven pit bulls were rescued from this nasty on used building sheriff deputies arrived on the scene as the fights were going on. we arrested two people who tried running who were then alerted there were six people hiding inside that we were able to get into the rafters of the building one of which had an attempted murder warrant for him. at that point when we entered we found three dogs inside one was chained to the wall most of his ear had been bitten off and another dog was wandering around loose but he had his eye somewhat plucked out it was hanging out then there was a third dog in there as well was badly beaten up. a cook county sheriff describes a horrific scene inside his office provided the media with these pictures taken shortly after the busted up the ring. it was of the nature where you would expect this has happened before here. the taxstaff took in seven dogs and immediately started treating them for wounds. they are so loving and you look into their eyes and you think how could somebody possibly be the scroll and evil. it will be able to find good homes an
charged with escaping from the metropolitan correctional center using bed sheets to climb down from the 15th floor. called one of chicago's most prolific bank robbers the secondhand bandits seen here in action on surveillance tape committed just last week after a bizarre trial being held at the metropolitan correctional center at the loop at 7:00 this morning employees arriving for work found this makeshift rope dangling out of a window on the south side of the building joseph banks into his cell mate have pulled off a brazen escape the window was no more than 4 in. wide and resources tell us that the inmates knocked out cinderblocks to create a hole large enough to squeeze through then they rappelled down the side of the building from the 15th floor on tied together bed sheets. the escape sparked an intense manhunt investigators going into a home where it's believed a relative of conley lived some nearby schools when into locked down as the search continued. the fbi are the ones who told me to stay inside. security has been beefed up for the judge rebecca who presided over bankses trial
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. investigators are working around-the-clock searching for answers. authorities are looking for clues. the 20 year-old took his own life as police responded to the school. in a news conference just a few moments ago state police say the investigation could take months. >> we did see a significant evidence. we are analyzing and will analyze. it is a very painstaking process. arrangements are being made to move furniture and supplies from that school to a new location so that glasses can resume. there's a story behind every life taken. little by little we are finding out more about the victims. two of the 26 victims from the school are being laid to rest there. as we mourn their death we're learning more about some of them. >>charlotte daniel, olivia, >> president obama reads a first names of the 20 children killed. we now know so much more about some of them. 6 year old jack pinto loved sports. especially football. his favorite player was victoc cruz. cruz paid tribute. 6 year old noah posner to of a beer rambunctio
. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. from 26th and california... on donne trotter's arrest. he was transported to the police locked up from the court at about 530 this morning. he is facing felony charges. is charged with attempting to board an aircraft with a weapon. a board is found a 25 caliber beretta in his garment bag and a clip containing six live rounds in the pocket. the gun was not loaded. he tried to tell police that he worked less as a security guard and did not realize the gun was in his bag. he does have a valid firearm owners id. the budget negotiation among state democrats was not that the senate investigation yesterday. he is among several potential contenders to run for the democrat nomination for jesse jackson jr. is vacated seat. we will keep you updated on what happens inside. a man whose trial was one of the first in illinois to allow cameras in the courtroom is being sentenced today in kankakee county. 20-year-old demetrious jones was found guilty of the murder of 27-year-old mar
'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. live with our top story. >> the very latest on the manhunt which is being led by the fbi. it is believed that they fled together possibly toward the southwest suburbs. want to show you a live picture. i believe we have a live picture of sky cam 9. the fbi says the two suspects were seen earlier today in the southwest suburbs. that is what led investigators to the home of one of the suspects. we saw investigators going in. the combination of fbi agents. >> want to show you a picture of the rope that is hanging out of the window. it is like something you have seen a movie. 5:00 was the last time that there to sell was checked. it is not until a 40 5:00 a.m. at that they realize that the guards were missing. it is an astonishing feat of acrobatics. look how high he came up. he could nfl. i imagine you cannot come out of the building with orange jumpsuits in downtown chicago and not stick out like a sore thumb. it is amazing indeed. both of the inmates are convicted bank robbers. he
around the country. it's amazing that people that far away care about us. this tight-knit community is beginning the past moving forward monday trucks arrived to move supplies from sandy hook to another school in a nearby town. the unspeakable tragedy had sparked the debate over gun control and a culture of violence in america. gun violence is a national epidemic in the national tragedy that demands more than words that's why we need an immediate international action from the president and congress. >> we as a nation have not done enough clearly to fill our number one obligation which is to protect our children. >> newtown united is calling for better gun control. the goal is to prevent a similar nightmare from striking another community. we do something now and take some action be proactive. >> some get ready to go back to school on tuesday parents learned about new precautions that will be in place there will be policed and grief counselors present. >> the gun control debate is heating up closer to home, and illinois senator and the governor are all calling for stricter gun co
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are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. it's our top story. a bears victory over the lions was was not enough to keep lovie smith employed. matt forte rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown, while the defense forced six turnovers. the bears won 26- to- 24, and finished the season ten- and- six. but the vikings beat the packers to secure the sixth and final playoff spot over the bears. let's go live to halas hall where wgn's rich king is. hey rich. he is a out of there is a good coach. confirmed about an hour ago after stories broke this morning. after nine years as coach of the bears. missing the playoffs five out of the last six years did him in. a nine year career here in chicago. it began pretty well. he was coach of the year his second year. he is always in charge of the defense. the defense did well over the years. he had no offense. the offense struggled this year. it was hoped to be better. it did not work out that way. it eventually cost him his job. not enough points, not enough victories. >> changes and always a bad thing. sometimes it can be good. nobody
...rich king is here to fill us in on how it all came down.. it was six hours of agony for bears fans...first the the bears had to beat the lions in detroit to stay alive...for the playoffs..they took a early lead but then had to fend off a detroit rally.... jay cutler as always a bit frustrated....but not on this play....the flip to earl bennet....the lions safeties blow the deep coverage...he gets outside thanks to a block from brandon marshall and he will go 60 yards for the score....bears led 7-3... the bears led 26-17 in the 4th when matt stafford hits brian robiskie for a td...it was 26- 24..the bears trhen got the ball back needinn to make a first down to ice it.. and on a third and five...cutler runs out of the pocket to get it...huge play tne bears wins in 26-24...then taking the flight home while the vikings were playing the packers. a win by adrian peterson and minnesota would eliminate the bears...the game tied at 34-all in the final seconds when peterson gets free and takes the ball well withing field goal range... peterson just 9 yards short of the all time rushing reco
welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's randi belisimo is live at the criminal courts building with our top story. he was here for a total of about one hour and 15 minutes. he'll be back here at the same time next monday after attorneys have time to decide if they will be seeking a new judge. reporters waited in the security line. the is a process done in open court. he said he would not voluntarily take himself out of the case. >> but we're having some technical difficulties. phil latest on that investigation. neighbors say they heard multiple gunshots and saw the officer had a child with him on this happened. the officers 34 years old. hours after the office server shock to the area between two apartment buildings was still blocked off. >> never know. this neighborhood is real nice. many police officers and firefighters live, one retired officer says he is not surprising given the state of the economy. someone approached the officer as he was about to take the child out of the car seat. >> he is not positive but he believ
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the shift? are you ready to be inclusive? yes. i used to say don't come out of the closet, clean those closets! i mean i thundered it from the pulpit. part of it was fear, alot of it was ignorance. bishop carlton pearson preaches a controversial gospel of inclusion to members of his church -- new dimensions chicago. he says his views on "homosexuality" started to shift... when a close friend came out. you gotta love everybody. pearson was one of more than 250 religious leaders...who signed on to this open letter. in support of house bill 51-70: the religious freedom and marriage fairness act. it's just right that everyone have the same tax right, same right to visit people in the hospital - their partners, their husbands their wives. this is the right thing to do.. state rep. greg harris sponsored the bill. he hopes it will come up for a vote in springfield before new lawmakers are sworn in on january ninth. i'm so glad there are hundreds of men, pastors, and rabbis who've said they want to consecrate same sex marriage. on the other hand, i know many churches that will not. we respe
of it from mission could be beneficial to us. >> police are asking anybody who was in the area around 12:15 to 12:45 to contact them. the crisis response team will be here to help students who are grieving. >> richard is backed in chicago. police releasing this photograph of the nephew of former mayor daly. a punch that killed up side of the division nightclub in 20 04. he is 38 years old and lives enter california. >> an elderly man and woman died in a house fire that broke out in a single-family home on kensington avenue at 1:30. the victims were transported to the hospital where the word pronounced dead at. one neighbor described the fire as full-blown and very intense. >> it was in full flames. you hate to see all of the people trapped like that. especially somebody who was part of the neighborhood. >> neighbors describe the man as from neglecting the children play on his lawn. they also say he was a world war ii veteran. >> educational leaders and staff, more than 85 musicals showcased what they have to offer. john lewis talked to some parents as they shop around to find the best sc
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is next. after the engine ramsey will join usat jim ramsey will join us... toni tonight on instant replay... rg3 down with a knee... we will give gift giving advice... and prep athlete o pick 3... 4 0 7 pick 4... 7 5 1 2 lucky day lotto... 18 26 28 24 32 break jim ramsey joins us... >> we do have a chance for getting a little bit of snow tomorrow... more than 10 in. hit minnesota. we are not expecting anything like that. today the high temperature was 41 degrees . currently 40 degrees. look at the cold air... across the chicago area... numbers above the normal high for the state. winds speeds 10-20 mph tonight. visibility... fog most of the day, but turning to normal. wind chill advisory'sies... tornado warning to the south... arkansas had to tornadoes toda2 tornadoes today... snow tonight... mostly cloudy skies low temperature of 31 degrees. tomorrow... temps in the 30s. tuesday another cold one... >> still to come tonight... a special treat for area families who are spending time at the ronald mcdonald house this holiday season... break man, chanting, snapping fingers: oh, those b
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